Switch. Flipped: Phils offense explodes in Atlanta

That magical switch that I talked about yesterday is officially on. And hopefully, no one goes near the damn thing for another month. The Phils blasted the Atlanta Braves, who are clinging onto a second straight Wild Card berth by only one game, in a 7-1 route.  Their 101st win tied the franchise record set … Continue reading Switch. Flipped: Phils offense explodes in Atlanta

Phils embarass Braves; inch closer to clinching

The Tomahawk Chop has officially found it’s way to Philly, and that’s not a good thing for the Braves. For the second straight time in Philadelphia, an embarrassing butt-whuppin’ by the hand of the Phillies led to a mock chop by the fans. The chop came in the 8th innings of the Phils, 9-0 lead, … Continue reading Phils embarass Braves; inch closer to clinching

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 55-33, 1st in NL East; ATL: 53-36, 2nd in NL East When: July 8-10 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Halladay (11-3, 2.44) vs Brandon Beachy (3-1, 3.23) Saturday: Cliff Lee (9-6, 2.92) vs Tommy Hanson (10-4, 2.52) Sunday: Cole Hamels (10-4, 2.40) vs Derek Lowe (5-6, 4.21) Broadcast Info Friday, 7:05, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

Lee dominant but Phils bats fall silent

It was a career night for Cliff Lee, who still couldn’t come away with the win. The Phillies bats were bested by Derek Lowe and the Atlanta Braves shut out the Phillies, 5-0, evening the season series up. Lee struck out a career high 16 batters, shattering his old mark of 13 that was recently … Continue reading Lee dominant but Phils bats fall silent

Phils Swept and Fall 2.5 Behind

It was another frustrating day for the Phillies as they managed to only score one run and spoil a great start by Kyle Kendrick. The Braves got the go-ahead run in the eighth off Jose Contreras to win 2-1 Wednesday afternoon, sweeping the Phillies and pulling to a 2.5 game lead in the division. Kendrick … Continue reading Phils Swept and Fall 2.5 Behind

Series Preview: Braves

Phillies (17-11; 1st in NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (12-15, 5th in NL East) Where: Citizens Bank Park Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports Pitching Probables Fri: Jamie Moyer (3-2, 5.70) vs. Derek Lowe (4-2, 5.18) Sat: Joe Blanton (0-1, 5.30) vs. Jair Jurrjens (0-3, 6.38) Sun: Cole Hamels (2-2, 4.42) vs. TBA Broadcast Fri: 7:05 pm, … Continue reading Series Preview: Braves

Phils Rough Up Lowe

Derek Lowe has had success against the Phillies in recent history but tonight proved that maybe that success is over. The Phillies wound up whacking Lowe around handedly Thursday to win the rubber match of the series, 8-3. Lowe (3-1, 5.24) allowed five runs, four earned, in five innings of work. He gave up six hits and … Continue reading Phils Rough Up Lowe

Series Preview: Braves

Phillies (8-4) @ Atlanta Braves (7-5) Where: Turner Field Pitching Probables Tue: Kyle Kendrick (0-0, 17.47) vs. Tommy Hanson (1-1, 2.38) Wed: Roy Halladay (3-0, 1.13) vs. Tim Hudson (1-0, 2.84) Thur: Jamie Moyer (1-1, 7.50) vs. Derek Lowe (3-0, 4.67) Hot (last 7 games): Chase Utley – .320 (8-for-25), 8 R, 5 HR, 8 RBI.  Not (last 7 games): … Continue reading Series Preview: Braves

NL East Preview

Philadelphia Phillies Last year’s record/place: 93-69, 1st Key acquisitions: C  Brian Schneider, 3B Placido Polanco, IF Juan Castro, OF Ross Gload, SP Roy Halladay, RP Danys Baez, RP Jose Contreras. Key losses: 3B Pedro Feliz, OF Matt Stairs, IF Eric Bruntlett, SP Cliff Lee, Pedro Martinez, SP Brett Myers. Player to watch: Roy Halladay – When you trade top-tier prospects and let a pitcher … Continue reading NL East Preview